Final comments from clients when I ask them:
“What did you take away from the programme?”
I just want to say this programme has really opened my eyes so much about my relationship with food and my relationship with myself. For some reason setting out on this I thought oh great 8 weeks I’ll be good and I’ll drop 2 stone and life will be wonderful but it’s not that straightforward because I’ve so much to figure out that I didn’t realise when I started. I have been very stressed for the past 6 months+ because of work. Juggling a demanding full-time job and 3 small children is tricky and I wasn’t giving myself credit for that. All I could see is that I am overweight. I am a resilient person and look outwardly like I cope well with stress and to an extent I do but I feel now it has been manifesting itself in weight gain and I have been trapped in a vicious circle of overeating and giving myself a hard time. I’m very grateful for this programme because it has made me sit and think and write down what’s going on for me. I am naturally a happy person and I am very blessed with so much. I feel this programme could help me finally feel happy about my physical appearance after many years.
Mindful eating, prepping meals, recognising feelings around food.
I think of healthy food as kindness and respect I show for my amazing body that has sustained me so well for so many years. This is a huge change in my mind. Eating too much sugar now seems to me like not respecting my body or my self. This is a 360 degree turn for me.
I love feeling I deserve nice food
I think more about what I have achieved in terms of energy and mood. If I am happy and calm then I’m doing well. What the scales says does not affect my happiness.
I’m comfort eating less because I’m more tuned into why I comfort eat. I’m more mobile walking as much as I can.
More organised and prepared around my food. Drinking more water- my pet hate! Definitely, have a different attitude towards food.
If you control your mind you have health. Yesterday I went to a pub. I said to the waiter I want to eat healthily and she advised me what to eat. Before I would have order buttered fish and chips. Thanks for your program.Can’t believe that I am feeling this calm and at ease with food and eating. Very grateful for your programme and sharing of your experience that is benefitting my mindset and health.
I took my measurements as an alternative to scales and have 7 inches gone inc 4 on waist which is my problem zone. So delighted with that. It will help me stop over analysing the scales too.
I think the small challenge every week is excellent because when it’s done at end of week you are delighted rather than aiming too high and then feeling deflated. It’s funny how much it’s all in the head.
Overall my feeling of my progress is positive. I feel that I am more conscious of the decisions I am making with regards to my food choices. While I still am not 100% with everything, I feel for me with our family life I am progressing in the right direction that I can sustain these changes on a more permanent basis.
Love the plan Susi. It’s anything but a challenge!!! It’s been a huge support this week.
I feel respected and supported by you.
Very grateful to you for your guidance